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A passenger's dog died on board a United Airlines flight Monday night.
The incident happened after a flight attendant reportedly instructed its owner to store the pet carrier that held the dog in the overhead compartment.
United has apologized.
United Airlines has apologized after a passenger's dog died Monday evening during a flight on board one of its planes. The incident took place on United Airlines Flight 1284 from Houston, Texas to New York's LaGuardia Airport.
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According to an account posted to Facebook by fellow passenger Maggie Gremminger, the canine passenger belonging to a mother and her two children was being kept in a TSA-approved dog carrier. However, the owner was forced by a flight attendant to put the dog carrier along with its occupant in the overhead compartment.
By the end of the flight, the dog was dead.
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"Tonight I was on a plane where I witnessed a @united flight attendant instruct a passenger to place her dog carrier (with dog) in the overhead compartment. The passenger adamantly refused but the flight attendant went on with instruction," Gremminger said on her Facebook page.
"At the end of the flight - the dog was found in the carrier. I am heart broken right now. I didn't question the flight attendant, but I could have. I assumed there...
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